Iggy Azalea Defends Sexy Photo Spree: ‘Sometimes I’m in a Dark Place’
“Say what you want about me posting pictures on Instagram but honestly, it gives me something else creative I can focus on — when sometimes I’m in a dark place or I feel stagnant," the rapper explained in a string of tweets. "Most days I want my project to drop, yesterday! But, I don’t get to make those choices."
“And maybe it's silly, but it really has been helping me lately to feel more positive and just keep my mind in a creative space constantly thinking of new visual things and color [palettes]," she continued, adding that sharing images helps her feel in control in the midst of ongoing album delays. "I’m really glad I’ve got something I can do without needing permission. Because if it were up to me, I’d be releasing songs at the same rate I post pictures. I really care about music and all creative things in my life genuinely. I put my heart into it and I just want to say: thanks for supporting me in anyway genuinely. I'm grateful."
"I’m getting to the point now where I start to try to foresee the outcome of what’s about to happen (an impossible thing to do) and I really spend 80% of my day just in my head thinking of what to visually do to execute at a high level,” she tweeted, opening up about her struggles with mental health. “It’s not easy when you are fundamentally someone who struggles with depression and anxiety but I’m hopeful still [every time] that maybe, eventually, things will change.”
"Please know I’m doing everything I can,” the "Savior" singer concluded. "I really care, for you guys. And I love your messages you send me. Thanks.”
Azalea's explanation comes after a string of suggestive and NSFW photos posted to Instagram, many of which some fans assumed were for Tyga, who the rapper reportedly flirted with at Coachella back in April.